Thank you, Mr. Redwing Blackbird, and also thank you for not pecking me on the head when I rode past your nesting area like those Australian magpies do.
It’s true, the redwing blackbird was the first person to greet me as I finished up my final Before & After ride. He or she hovered over me for the final fifty yards or so to the site of my big celebratory photo at the edge of town.
It is with bittersweet feelings that I have finally finished this project. I am very happy not to have to worry about being obliged to write something every single day. Three-and-a-half weeks is a long time to keep coming up with absolutely NOTHING. I definitely need a break from that kind of pressure.
On the other hand, NOW what am I going to do after my bike rides? I guess I could catch up on yard work. And, of course, there is Scott’s July Challenge to look forward to. I have some appreciation for the Blues.
Whatever. The important thing is that I’m done with this self-imposed challenge. Here come the last Before & After pictures:
There is no doubt in my mind that I had more fun doing this thing than you had reading it. Even so, I thank all of you who DID read it to the bitter end, and especially to those of you who commented on some of my posts and encouraged me to finish.
Before we all commence to celebrating, I do have a few more people to thank.